The most downloaded app worldwide for Q1 2019 by a publisher based in China was TikTok with 188 million new installs, which represented a 70 percent increase from 1Q18. The full top 10 ranking of apps by publishers based in China by downloads for Q1 2019 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.
SHAREit was the second most installed app worldwide by a publisher based in China last quarter with more than 78 million estimated downloads, up 33 percent from 1Q18. PUBG Mobile from Tencent, UC Browser from UC Web Inc., and Biugo made up the remainder of the top five most downloaded apps from publishers in China last quarter.
Store Intelligence users can see app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our estimates include downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between Jan. 1, 2019 and Mar. 31, 2019. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report unique installs only. Android estimates do not include third-party stores. Figures represent aggregate installs of all app versions, ex: Facebook and Facebook Lite.